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Kyle, Texas | Economic Development

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COVID-19 Resources for Businesses and Residents

Local Resources:

City of Kyle
Details, restrictions, recommendations and resources for the City of Kyle
www.cityofkyle.com/covid

City of Kyle Critical Infrastructure Verification Letter
Available on request, please contact Kyle Economic Development at All-ED@cityofkyle.com or call 512-262-3932

Kyle Chamber of Commerce
Additional COVID-19 Business resources
https://www.kylechamber.org/business-strong

Ascension Seton Hays Medical Center
Ascension is working to keep our communities healthy during this time and prevent the spread of infection while continuing to care for those who need us most.
https://healthcare.ascension.org/covid-19

Pedernales Electric Cooperative
Offering assistance to small businesses
https://www.pec.coop/your-service/billing-payments/small-power-assistance/


Regional Resources:

Southwest-Texas Border Small Business Development Center
https://txsbdc.org/

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
https://sbdc.mccoy.txstate.edu/Disaster-Recovery.html

• Sign up for SBDC Virtual Advising
To combat the spread of COVID-19, Texas State SBDC will be providing virtual meetings to clients on an as needed basis. Our advisors are here to help answer your questions, apply for business resources, and help your business plan accordingly during this disruption. We're here for you every step of the way. Please contact our office email sbdc@txstate.edu or via phone at 512.420.9379 to schedule a virtual session.

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area


Resources for employers and workers.
https://workforcesolutionsrca.com/
• Employer Resources
o https://workforcesolutionsrca.com/employers/covid-19-coronavirus-resources
• Job Seeker Resources
o https://workforcesolutionsrca.com/seekers/coronavirus-covid-19-job-seeke...

Hays County Emergency Information
Stay informed with Hays County updates
http://haysinformed.com/

COVID-19 Social Distancing Scoreboard for Hays County
https://www.unacast.com/covid19/social-distancing-scoreboard

Greater San Marcos Partnership
https://greatersanmarcostx.com/virus

Austin Chamber of Commerce
https://www.austinchamber.com/blog/covid-19-resources-for-businesses

Resources for Workers Impacted by Coronavirus Layoffs and Lost Wages
https://www.moneygeek.com/coronavirus/unemployment-statistics-forecast/u...

State Resources:

Nearest Testing Center

http://covidtest.tdem.texas.gov

Office of the Governor Economic Development

State of Texas Payroll Protection Plan (PPP)

Governor Abbott announced the State of Texas PPP program. This partnership with the LiftFund and Goldman Sachs has approved $50M available for loans.
All applications will go through the LiftFund. Act now, funding is going fast!
HTTPS://TINYURL.COM/QMAGGU6

• Coronavirus resources
https://gov.texas.gov/business/page/coronavirus
• Governor’s Small Business Assistance Team
https://gov.texas.gov/business
• Permitting and Licensing office
https://gov.texas.gov/business/page/business-permits-office
• Texas Film Commission
https://gov.texas.gov/film
• Music Office
https://gov.texas.gov/music

Office of Senator John Cornyn
www.cornyn.senate.gov

Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC)
https://texasedc.org/resources/covid-19-resources-updates-and-links

Texas Department of Emergency Management
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) serves the State of Texas by managing the all-hazards emergency management plan for the state. TDEM works closely with local jurisdictions, state agencies, and federal partners in ensuring Texas becomes more resilient for future disasters. TDEM staff are stationed statewide and serve six different regions. Whether natural or man-made, TDEM is prepared and ready to respond to all future disasters.
https://tdem.texas.gov/covid-19/


Texas Workforce Commission
“Information for COVID-19” banner on our homepage: https://twc.texas.gov/
Specific information is provided for Employers and Job Seekers
• Employershttps://twc.texas.gov/news/covid-19-resources-employers
and
• Job Seekers - https://twc.texas.gov/news/covid-19-resources-job-seekers

Skills Development Fund
The Skills Development Fund is Texas' premier job-training program providing local customized training opportunities for Texas businesses and workers to increase skill levels and wages of the Texas workforce. The Texas Workforce Commission administers funding for the program. Success is achieved through collaboration among businesses, public community and technical colleges, Workforce Development Boards and economic development partners.
https://www.twc.texas.gov/partners/skills-development-fund

• The Texas Workforce Commission Shared Work
TWC encourages employers to enroll in program as an alternative to layoffs. The voluntary Shared Work program was developed to help Texas employers and employees withstand a slowdown in business such as the impact of COVID-19.
https://twc.texas.gov/businesses/shared-work

• Texas Workforce Commission - Rapid Response
The TWC is happy to conduct a Rapid Response information session for affected or potentially affected workers to provide the information they need during this time. Contact rapidresponse@wfscapitalarea.com for Travis County and rapidresponse@ruralcapital.net for the surrounding counties of Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano and Williamson to schedule an information session.
https://twc.texas.gov/businesses/rapid-response

Work In Texas.com
www.workintexas.com


Texas Department of Agriculture
https://www.texasagriculture.gov/NewsEvents/COVID19CoronavirusResponsePa...
• COVID-19 Resource Guide

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E-fmLXuRvhYT_7A4txPFUUQNYZ-C4lbtgBBz...

Texas Department of State Health Services
www.Dshs.texas.gov
https://dshs.texas.gov/Mobile/Mobile.aspx

Texas Restaurant Association
To support independent restaurants, the TX Restaurant Relief Fund will distribute grants of up to $5,000 PER UNIT to immediately support their financial needs. These funds are earmarked specifically for use to keep their doors open and their workers employed.

UPDATE: *Due to overwhelming request for aid, Grant Application acceptance is temporarily suspended.
https://mailchi.mp/txrestaurant.org/txrestaurantrelieffund

SCORE
For over 50 years, SCORE has served as America’s premier source of free business mentoring and education. As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964.
https://www.score.org/coronavirus
• Business Resources & SCORE Operations Update
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/COVID-19--Small-Business-Resources--...


Texas Women’s University grant for Women Owned Businesses
UPDATE: *All grants have been awarded.

https://twu.edu/news-events/news/1-million-grant-program-to-aid-womens-b...

National Resources

https://www.coronavirus.gov/


U.S. Small Business Administration: Assistance & guidance


Guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to COVID-19
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-lo...
www.sba.gov/disaster

CARES Act
The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.
https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/2/9/29fc1ae7-879a-4de0-97...


• Emergency Injury Disaster Loans & Emergency Injury Grants (EIDL) (Apply directly with the SBA)
Grants: you can receive a $10k cash advance within 3 days of applying for up to $2m of an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) ; according to the government, “the $10k advance does not need to be repaid under any circumstance, and may be used to keep employees on payroll, to pay for sick leave, meet increased production costs due to supply chain disruptions, or pay business obligations, including debts, rent and mortgage payments.”

UPDATE: *On July 11, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the successful conclusion of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance program, which provided U.S. small businesses, non-profits and agricultural businesses a total of $20 billion in emergency funding. SBA has now stopped processing EIDL Advance requests, because the program funds have been fully allocated. Having allocated the full $20 billion that was appropriated by Congress, SBA will discontinue making EIDL Advances to new applicants.  By law, the SBA is not permitted to issue new EIDL Advances once all program funding has been obligated.
https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/ec...

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL):  This loan will provide economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.

UPDATE: *EIDL loan applications will still be processed even though the Advance is no longer available.   As a reminder, the loan portion of the EIDL program continues to have funds available at very affordable terms, including a 3.75% interest rate for small businesses and 2.75% for non-profit organizations, a 30-year maturity, and an automatic deferment of one year before monthly payments begin.  Every eligible small business and non-profit is encouraged to apply to get the resources they need.
Apply here: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/

• Pay Protection Program (PPP) (Apply through approved local SBA lendersnear you)

An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will guarantee loans with terms of up to 10 years and interest rates of up to 4% to businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Businesses can qualify for loans of up to $10 million, and the loans will be provided by lenders including banks and credit unions. Eligible businesses can get loan deferment for six months to a year, and the loan may be forgiven if the businesses maintains its payroll for eight weeks at employees’ normal salary levels.

UPDATE: *The Paycheck Protection Program resumed accepting applications July 6, 2020, at 9:00 AM EDT in response to President signing the program's extension legislation. The new deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan is August 8, 2020.

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/pa...

Find SBA lenders Near You

https://www.sba.gov/paycheckprotection/find


• Small Business Debt Relief Program
This program will provide immediate relief to small businesses with non-disaster SBA loans, in particular 7(a), 504, and microloans. Under it, SBA will cover all loan payments on these SBA loans, including principal, interest, and fees, for six months. This relief will also be available to new borrowers who take out loans within six months of the President signing the bill into law.
https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/sb...

• SBA Express Bridge Loans
Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/sb...

 

United States Department of Labor

• Family First Act
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave

• Workplace Safety
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/
• Guidance on Preparing the workforce for COVID-19
https://www.osha.gov/pls/publications/publication.html

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
https://www.eeoc.gov/

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
https://ushcc.com/ushcc-creates-technical-assistance-guide-for-small-bus...


Alternative funding & banking solutions

• Business & Community Lenders (BCL of Texas)
https://bcloftexas.org/

• Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) Fund
https://www.cdfifund.gov/Pages/default.aspx

• PeopleFund
https://peoplefund.org/

• LiftFund
https://www.liftfund.com/

National Restaurant Association
Apply for $500 Aid
Through the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, we will provide grants to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19, financially, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment.

UPDATE: *Due to an overwhelming response of more than 60,000 applicants, the Fund is not currently accepting new applications. Our team is working hard to respond to applicants and process applications and has awarded more than 25,000 grants to date.
https://rerf.us/apply-for-aid/

US Chamber of Commerce
https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus

Best Small Business Loans for Women

https://www.chamberofcommerce.org/best-small-business-loans-for-women

Texas Comptroller’s Office
Resources for taxpayers affected by COVID-19
https://comptroller.texas.gov/about/emergency/

Export Import Bank of US
EXIM is committed to fully supporting the U.S. exporting community during this crisis.
https://www.exim.gov/coronavirus-response

EDA
https://www.eda.gov/
HUD
https://www.hud.gov/coronavirus
FEMA
https://www.fema.gov/

Restore Your Economy
Resource for up-to-date information related to COVID-19 and its economic impacts. It is managed by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) with generous support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and IEDC's Economic Development Research Partners program.
https://restoreyoureconomy.org/index.php

U.S. Travel Association

https://www.ustravel.org/toolkit/covid-19-travel-industry-research

COVID Air Travel Guide
https://millionmilesecrets.com/guides/is-it-safe-to-fly-coronavirus/

Articles

Coronavirus Resources
1. COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave for Small Businesses - https://www.moneygeek.com/financial-planning/coronavirus-sick-leave-smal...
2. Small Business Insurance and Coronavirus - https://www.moneygeek.com/insurance/business-insurance-coronavirus/
3. CARES Act for Small Businesses Affected by the Coronavirus - https://www.moneygeek.com/financial-planning/coronavirus-small-business-...
4. Health Care After Losing Your Job - https://www.moneygeek.com/insurance/health/coronavirus-unemployed-health...
5. Relief for Freelancers and Gig Economy Workers - https://www.moneygeek.com/financial-planning/financial-strategies-freela...

 

69% of Businesses Expect to Change Business Model and Incorporate Work from Home

https://www.bisnow.com/new-york/news/commercial-real-estate/new-surveys-...

The 7 Best COVID-19 Resources we’ve discovered so far
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/7-best-covid-19-resources/

List Of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Relief Programs

https://www.forbes.com/sites/advisor/2020/03/20/list-of-coronavirus-covi...

Resources in Spanish
KUT publishes professionally translated Spanish versions of web stories that heavily impact Spanish-speaking communities. Sometimes these stories will be published at the same time as the English versions; in breaking news situations, there might be a lag while translators work.
https://www.kut.org/term/en-espa-ol

 


City of Kyle Departments


Administration: 512-262-3920
Building & Permits: 512-262-3911
City Hall: 512-262-1010
Code Enforcement: 512-262-3914
Communications: 512-262-3921
Finance: 512-262-3952  FY 2071-2018 Annual Budget
Human Resources: 512-262-3928
Information Technology: 512-262-3929
Library: 512-262-7411
Municipal Court: 512-262-3940 or 512-262-3941
Parks & Recreation: 512-262-3939
Planning: 512-262-3925
Police: 512-262-3232
Public Works: 512-262-3024
(After Hours Emergency: 512-787-9896)
Utilities: 512-262-3960
Animal Control: 512-268-8800

Emergency Services


Kyle Police Department
512-268-3232 non-emergency

Kyle Fire Department
512-268-3131 non-emergency

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